We often miss our school days, the days of meeting our friends every single day, going out with them on the weekends, sharing details about the new couples of the class in a nutshell gossiping, roaming around corridors, and making new friends. Here is a list of the 10 best books about school life stories we all miss.
10 Best Books About School Life Stories We All Miss:
- Acceptance – Susan Coll
- Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
- The Pigman – Paul Zindel
- Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
- Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
- Good Girls Lie – J.T. Ellison
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
- Normal People – Sally Rooney
Acceptance – Susan Coll
High school is not only about the first dating experience and searching for self-identity but it is also about the stress and anxiety about ‘what’s next?’ This book presents those overachieving high school kids who are stressed and worrying about themselves before they even leave home.
Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
Set in New Jersey where every sexuality and orientation is normalized. This book is a very sweet setup between Paul, a high school kid, and Noah, the new handsome kid in town.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
Greg wants to stay entirely detached in his high school days, and just make films with Earl. But he was forced to address emotions and reality when his childhood friend was suffering from cancer. Greg decided to be with her in her horrifying last days.
The Pigman – Paul Zindel
The book is focused on two high school teens, John and Lorraine who take turns in sharing their experiences as teen and high school students with an old man, MR. Pignati. The theme of this book is questioning the values of the grownup world and self-identity.
Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
Anna, a high school senior is about a huge step and makes her relationship with a guy until she has been sent to Paris in a boarding school. She meets a very nice French guy, Etienne but he is taken. This is a fun and romantic story of teenage romance.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
We realize the life of Charlie through his letters, although we don’t know who is writing these letters we get to know the memorable incidents of Charlie’s life through them. How hard Charlie is trying to cope with the world of drugs, sex, dating, and more. This book will bring back those days of growing up when you tried your best to ‘fit in’.
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
Georgia and Jas, two best friends spies on men they find interesting and try to compete with senior proactive girls just to get the attention. This book captures the raw and intense high school dating era.
Good Girls Lie – J.T. Ellison
The Goode School is a high-status prep school famously known as Silent Ivy. It is a boarding school for rich daughters, only the brightest and the best can get their admission in this school. It prepares women for their further academic careers at Ivy universities and beyond. But the school’s reputation is now questionable because of a murder of a popular student.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
This book offers the sense of freedom that we used to find in school corridors. Harry Potter is finally away from his caged closet room and now he is among the wizards in Hogwarts School. Harry begins to understand his magical powers and when he realizes that this school is filled with secrets, curious Harry believes it is his responsibility to reveal those secrets and objects.
Normal People – Sally Rooney
Connell is a popular kid in school and the face of the school soccer team. Marianne is a private, forlorn and proud girl. When Connell comes to pick up his mother from her job as a housekeeper at Marianne’s home, a surreal bond develops between them. But the two teens are determined to conceal it, especially in school where they behave like strangers. A year later, both of them are studying at Trinity College, far from each other but yet close through an indelible connection. As they are on the verge of declining their lives, they must confront that they will always be there for each other.